At the beginning of the new year, a number of initiatives will bring together the members of COPEAM around an intensified cooperation in the radio, training and capacity building domains.
On Thursday 23 February, the public radios associated to COPEAM will gather in Marseille at the Radio Commission meeting for a joint assessment of the ongoing projects and to define future strategies and activities, such as the new co-production devoted to women entrepreneurs and the study of new technological cooperation tools.
The following two days, 24 and 25 February, thanks to the support of the MedMedia EU project, the Mediterranean news coordinators are invited to a workshop in Algiers devoted to "Sharing best practices for a better Mediterranean narration". The initiative aims to strengthen the professional skills of the resources in charge of the news’ exchange platforms between the broadcasters from Southern Europe, the Balkans and the Arab world, with a particular focus on the treatment of terrorism topics and how to counter hate speech.
Always in the framework of MedMedia, the first workshop on the development of training plans and strategies supporting the digital transition will be hosted by the Jordan Media Institute in Amman, on 27 and 28 February, gathering the managers of human resources and training from the national broadcasters of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.